Eryau v. The Environmental Action Network Ltd. (TEAN)
The Environmental Action Network (TEAN) brought an action against the Attorney General of Uganda and the National Environmental Management Authority to create and enforce a ban on smoking in public places. In this decision, the court ruled on whether a smoker may join that case. The smoker, a former tobacco industry employee, was concerned about the request for enforcement of criminal penalties for smoking in public places. In this ruling TEAN requested to cross examine the smoker because his application was submitted by affidavit. The court rules that it would serve the interests of justice to have the applicant examined in court and orders him to appear at a later date for the purpose of cross examination.